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The Ph.D. Program in Humanics (Five-year Doctoral Program, University of Tsukuba) provides students with a variety of support services so that they can concentrate on their studies and research.

The information below is based on the FY2023 results.
Please note that the support for 2024 and thereafter may be subject to change.

Financial supports

Equivalent to Master's program

Before passing Qualifying Examination

  • Financial supports according to their research contribution based on TA, RA, and Reverse Mentor work
  • TA/RA support equivalent to half tuition

Equivalent to Doctoral program

After passing Qualifying Examination

  • Education and Research Support Expenses (planned for 180,000 to 200,000 yen/month)
  • Tuition: Full exemption

Amount of the above supports will be decided based on results of entrance examination, outcome of participation in programs and research, results of Qualifying Examination, operating expenses of the program, and other factors. In addition, students who are judged as excellent in academic achievement by the university’s regulations are eligible for tuition fee exemption as described above.

*Supports may be subject to change in the future, depending on the operating of the program.

Support for overseas studies & research activities

Program will support for expenses related to overseas studies & research activities, such as joint research and presentations at international conferences, conducted by students on their own initiative at universities and research institutions overseas. Amount of the support is decided based on the Travel Grant application and the operating expenses of the program (planned for up to 300,000 yen/year).

*Supports may be subject to change in the future, depending on the operating of the program.

Students dormitory

Student dormitories including Oikoshi International Dormitory (approximately 30,000 yen/month) are available. These dormitories have been established to offer students excellent study environment along with the opportunity to experience autonomous civic life.
For further information regarding room, equipment and monthly rent, please refer to the website below.

Pre-admission program

Our program provides education for applicants and prospective students (pre-admission program).

  • Cultivate interdisciplinary skills at an early stage and realize doctoral education beyond the MD-PhD course
  • Recruit for excellent students

Campus Humanics Course

We provide education for applicants in bachelor’s and master’s programs. Prospective students in Medical Sciences (6-year system) can learn basic knowledge in engineering and informatics. Prospective students in Science, and Engineering and Informatics (4-year system) can learn basic knowledge in medicine. We also provide practical training and exercise course.

On-campus boot camp

During summer holidays, we provide education for applicants. Practical training and exercise courses of medical science, science, engineering and informatics are offered to them in the boot camp.

Courses with e-learning

We provide basic subjects through e-learning to support undergraduate and domestic students (business people and clinicians) in Japan and overseas.

Financial Support of “Education and Research Support Expenses”

For the students in the Ph.D. Program in Humanics who have passed the Qualifying Examination, the financial support “Education and Research Support Expenses” is planned to be provided. Given this support, the students can concentrate in study and research.

Here is the list of the students who currently receive the monthly financial support.